02 January 2008

Every Week project

Back in April, Danelle Johnson taught a few classes at the store where I teach. The owners asked her to host a special class just for the staff, and I was very excited to attend. In addition to being super-creative, Danelle is a genuine, down-to-earth kind of person. If you ever get a chance to attend one of her workshops, don't miss it!

Danelle's project, called "Every Week" consists of a 54-page chipboard album into which you place a photo each week of the year (there are a couple of extra pages for the covers). On the flip side of each page is space for journaling about the photo. In class, we used her acrylic stamps and matching paper line to create the journaling side of each page. The project was completely free-form...you designed your own pages using a set of products and tools.

After the workshop, I decided to hold onto the album until the beginning of this year to start adding photos. I set it aside in my overflowing basket of "Projects to Complete Someday" and completely forgot about it until yesterday morning when I happened to be reading about the 365 Project, a challenge in which you take a photo a day. Reading about that project prompted me to remember Danelle's album, just sitting there. It was actually perfect timing!

So I pulled it out, dusted it off, and finished up the cover (using up old stuff, thank you very much!). Now I'm all ready to go. What a great feeling to have a project ready for photos. More to come on this as we progress through the year!

9 comments:

Heather Bares said...

I love it!!! I really need to do something like that this year.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Love that album! I did the 31 days in December, but to do a photo a week and the project 365 - awesome!

Sarah C. said...

What a great album! I love the look of the cover - WTG using up some stash to finish it off. :)

Linda said...

That is a pretty album and a great project for the upcoming year.

Heather said...

I love that idea! I might have to try and make one myself. Thanks for sharing! :)

toners said...

Great project! And once a week is do-able :) Happy New Year!

Darcey said...

I love the book! I have never heard of Danielle Johnson, I like her stuff. TFS!

jp said...

Thanks for your nice comments, everyone! I can't take any credit for this concept. Danelle is very talented and just as nice as she is creative! I'm just hoping I can stick with it and enjoy the process! I'll try to post some completed pages after I get into it. Thanks for stopping by! Janet

Fonda said...

This is a great idea Janet. I love all her stuff. I'm going to try the project 365, we'll see how that goes, or for how long! Can't wait to see more of these pages!